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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

37th Alabama Infantry

37th Alabama Infantry Tablet

37th Alabama Infantry Tablet

NPS Photo

Iron tablet located on Confederate Avenue south of the Mississippi Memorial. During the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, the regiment was assigned to Brig. Gen. John C. Moore's Brigade of Maj. Gen. Dabney H. Maury's Division, Maj. Gen. Carter L. Steven's 2d Military District in Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. In the Yazoo Pass Expedition (3 February-10 April 1863) the regiment was assigned to Brig. Gen. John C. Moore's Brigade of Maj. Gen. William W. Loring's Confederate Forces.
 
37th Alabama Infantry Tablet

37th Alabama Infantry Tablet

NPS Photo

Later the unit was attached to Brig. Gen. John C. Moore's 2d Brigade of Maj. Gen. John H. Forney's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg. Col. J. F. Dowdell commanded throughout this entire period. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, pages 226 and 593 and Volume III, pages 870 and 966.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

President Abraham Lincoln, in speaking of Vicksburg's importance, is reputed to have stated early during the Civil War, "See what a lot of land these fellows hold, of which Vicksburg is the key, the war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket."